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Program at a Glance

Program
Doctorate
College(s)
College of Sciences
Department(s)
Pol, Scty & Intl Afrs, Schl of
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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The Security Studies doctoral program is designed to produce specialists capable of analyzing and communicating security issues to policy makers, the general public, the government, and academia.

It is expected that the majority of graduates will work in military and other governmental organizations, international corporations, and agencies that deal with security. Others will seek employment in research and teaching in institutions of higher education.

Application Deadlines

Fall
January 1
Fall
January 1

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